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Published on August 7th, 2017 | by admin

International artists added to the Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 lineup

Following on from two already impressive lineup announcements, the Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 has another brilliant batch of artists ready to drop. This time it’s the international unveiling, with an array of eclectic talent from Canada and the USA joining the mix.

The third lineup is:

The East Pointers (CAN)
Gabriel Garzon-Montano (USA)
Irish Mythen (IRE/CAN)
Lindi Ortega (CAN)
Ron Artis II & The Truth (USA)
Too Many Zooz (USA)
Travis Bowlin (USA)

Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzon-Montano was made famous when Drake sampled his voice, but Montano is more than just a featuring artist and has a slew of interesting and addictive original songs to showcase this November. NYC trio Too Many Zooz shot to prominence in similar circumstances, going from busking in city subways to sharing the stage with Beyonce, and they too will bring an energetic & polished live set to the Queenscliff stage.

Canada-based, Irish singer-songwriter Irish Mythen will quench your thirst for humour as well as music, as she’s known for her witty turn of phrase as well as her stirring songwriting. Based in Nashville, Canadian artist Lindi Ortega will bring her a-grade country twang to the festival, having previously supported Carrie Underwood, performed at the Grand Ole Opry and received critical praise from NPR, Rolling Stone & Billboard. Also hailing from the land of the maple leaf are string players and singers The East Pointers. Consisting of two cousins from Prince Edward Island and a guitarist from Ontario, the popular trio are sure to get your hands clapping and feet stomping.

Hawaiin blues/jazz/soul musician Ron Artis II will bring one of his three bands, The Truth, to Queenscliff this November to showcase his latest outfit – and prepare to be amazed as he often makes up new songs on the spot! Finally, America’s smoky-voiced Travis Bowlin is returning to Australia to bring his roots vibe seaside.

Running from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November, the Queenscliff Music Festival is gaining momentum every year. The festival has become renowned for appealing to music lovers of all kinds, as well as being one of Australia’s best family friendly events!

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A look at the artists …

The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? Fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. And it’ s why listening to The East Pointers’ brilliant and hotly anticipated second album What We Leave Behind is akin to meeting up with an old friend. The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide range of listeners, inviting them to discover a new love of folk music.
Watch Video Here

Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of America today, from the universal challenges of love and legacy to exploring one’s own mind. Soon after the 2014 release of his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel was invited out on the road by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, as direct support on 23 concerts across Europe. The day after playing Wembley Arena, he received a call notifying him that his song “6 8” would be sampled by Drake on his full-length If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. In the months following, Garzón-Montano was featured at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits, on back-to-back tours with Glass Animals and Mayer Hawthorne and has been gaining momentum ever since.
Watch Video Here. 

Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of America today, from the universal challenges of love and legacy to exploring one’s own mind. Soon after the 2014 release of his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel was invited out on the road by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, as direct support on 23 concerts across Europe. The day after playing Wembley Arena, he received a call notifying him that his song “6 8” would be sampled by Drake on his full-length If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. In the months following, Garzón-Montano was featured at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits, on back-to-back tours with Glass Animals and Mayer Hawthorne and has been gaining momentum ever since.
Watch Video Here. 

Lindi Ortega is a Canadian country singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her voice has been described as a blend of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash & Emmylou Harris. Ortega’s guitar-playing chops and innate country music instincts put her in an elite group of artists; she has earned an unusually inclusive type of success with both indie cred and mainstream country recognition. From supporting Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Carrie Underwood on the CMA Awards to her opening slot on Chris Stapleton’s recent Canadian arena tour, Ortega is a sought-after and unique personality in Nashville’s music community and beyond. Watch Video Here

Ron Artis II has been living in music for as long as he can remember. Living and growing up in Hawaii lends a peaceful background to his music. “Music is to be lived, as life is to be lived.” Soul, Soul, Soul, that best describes Ron’s sound. But you must see him to believe, that there are no genre limitations. Ron has worked with: Mick Fleetwood, Booker T Jones, Jack Johnson, Mike Love, Jake Shimabukuro, Eric Krasno, Soulive, Doyle Bramhall II and more. He is currently playing on tour with his band The Truth.
Watch Video Here

Too Many Zooz describe themselves as a brass-house trio from NYC. Best known for featuring on Beyonce’s ‘Daddy Lessons’ (playing with her live at the CMA Awards in 2016), the trio consists of Leo Pellegrino (baritone saxophone), Matt Doe (trumpet) and David “King of Sludge” Parks (drums). Many New Yorkers found TMZ at the Union Square subway station, where the trio began busking in 2014. After one of TMZ’s videos went viral on Reddit, creating almost a million fans, sales of the band’s digital downloads and CD sales skyrocketed. If TMZ’s music wasn’t already electrifying, Pellegrino’s dance moves add visual thrills to the band’s musical mastery. What Beyoncé loved is now available to all. Watch Video Here

Travis Bowlin found his love for roots music at the age 11, but it wasn’t until 2012 that he signed his 1st independent record deal. In 2014 Travis released his 1st studio single “Bad, Bad Man”, which was featured on many radio station worldwide landed Travis and his band a performance spot on Nashville’s NBC News. 2014 would also bring Travis his first global TV debut performing his original song “Traveling Man” on TLC’s show 19 Kids and Counting. He is currently touring and has shared the bill with Ricky Skaggs, Cyrile Neville, John Mayall and Samantha Fish. Watch Video Here

 


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